Sep 19, 2016

My Thoughts on the 2017 Boston Marathon

Today I submitted my application for the 2017 Boston Marathon with a cushion of only 1:12.  I wasn't a bit nervous about getting accepted until I received this email. I was actually on the fence about even submitting an application because I felt (and still do) that the chances of being accepted may not be in my favor.


An acceptance email would be a dream come true but if not I will always be proud to say that I ran a Boston Qualifying time. I want to thank everyone for their support, encouragement and friendship for the past 6 years that I have been running. I have met some pretty amazing people to say the very least. Without these people believing in me, I am not sure if this opportunity would even be here today.

I am also so thankful to Chiara who did an amazing job of compiling data, number crunching and race analysis on Name That Boston Marathon Cutoff. She kept us all hopeful and even encouraged me to submit this application in spite of being in the (super) squeaker pack.

Until then, I will keep my fingers crossed and remain as positive as I possibly can! Good Luck to everyone who has been accepted and those who are applying in the next week! 

Let the Waiting Game Begin!! 

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on qualifying!! That's fantastic! I will keep my fingers crossed for you for getting in. So nerve-wracking waiting for that e-mail, but you have the right attitude about it.

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    1. Thank you Angela. My chances are slim but I have to give it a try. I am hoping we find out tomorrow. Did you apply this year?

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    2. I didn't apply this year -- that was a big trip last year for my family! This year I'm doing the Death Valley Marathon on Feb. 4 -- a 4.5 hour drive from my house. Anxiously watching the cutoff for you!!

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  2. My fingers are crossed too!! I'm so glad you found the "BQ cut-off" blog. I hope it's reassuring. :)

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    1. Thank you! It looks like they had a lot of applicants this year. In spite of people predicting that there would be no cutoff, the BAA will not be reopening registration on Monday. I hope the cutoff is in my favor. If not, I guess I need to work harder. The good news is the qualifying standards are remaining the same for 2018.

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